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Eastern Grey Squirrel
The Eastern grey squirrel is a very common tree squirrel in the eastern half of the US and Canada. They’re most often grey with a white underbody, but variations of all-black and all-white are not uncommon. The squirrels will build their dens in the forks of trees, and are constructed of twigs and leaves. They will also use abandoned bird nests and woodpecker holes. The Eastern grey squirrel are most active in the early part of the day and the evening. They do not hibernate. They eat a range of foods such as tree bark, many types of seeds and acorns, walnuts, and other nuts, and some types of fungi found in the forests. Grey squirrels will frequently raid bird feeders; they are one of the few species that can descend a tree head down, by turning his hind feet backwards to support their weight.
Trees that overhang the roofs or are close should be cut back to slow the movement of squirrels. Sealing all entrances around the roofline will prevent squirrels from nesting in your attic. When even a small opening is found, squirrels will enlarge it by gnawing. Also, make sure the chimney cap is in good condition to keep squirrels out of the chimney area.